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The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions

Conway, Declan, Nicholls, Robert, Brown, Sally, Tebboth, Mark, Ahmad, Bashir, Biemans, Hester, Crick, Florence, Lutz, Arthur F, Campos, Ricardo Safra De, Said, Mohammed, Singh, Chandni, Zaroug, Modathir Abdalla Hassan, Ludi, Eva, New, Mark and Wester, Phillippus (2019) The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions. Nature Climate Change. ISSN 1758-678X (In Press)

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Abstract

Studies of climate change at specific intervals of future warming have primarily been addressed through top-down approaches using climate projections and modelled impacts. In contrast, bottom-up approaches focus on the recent past and present vulnerability. Here, we examine climate signals at different increments of warming and consider the need to reconcile top-down and bottom-up approaches. We synthesise insights from recent studies in three climate-sensitive systems where change is a defining feature of the human-environment system. Whilst top-down and bottom-up approaches generate complementary insights into who and what is at risk, integrating their results is a much needed step towards developing relevant information to address the needs of immediate adaptation decisions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 Springer Nature Publishing AG
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 23 May 2019 11:12
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2019 23:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/100866

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